Pakistani forces kill 30 militants

14:26, March 04, 2010      

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Pakistan security forces have killed 30 militants in a tribal region, the state-run television reported on Thursday.

One soldier was killed in the clash in Mohmand tribal region near Peshawar, the capital of North West Frontier Province, PTV reported. Four soldiers were also injured.

The clash took place after the militants attacked a security check post at Safi area of Mohmand agency. The security forces returned fire and killed 30 militants while one soldier also lost life.

Private TV channels reported that four paramilitary soldiers were killed in the incident.

Mohmand agency is situated between the Bajuar tribal region and Peshawar. Officials believed that militants have moved from Bajaur to Mohmand region.

Last year, the local tribal Lashkar or army had arrested central spokesman of Pakistani Taliban Maulvi Omar in Muhmand who had taken shelter in the area.

The army announced this week that the forces have taken control of the whole Bajaur agency, once controlled by the Taliban militants.

Source: Xinhua
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